This Day In History
October 18
Year 5 Day 75 WWI
 
Year Month Start Date Event
1775 October 18 The Americans capture Chambly.
1775 October 18 October 18 - The Americans capture Chambly.
1847 October 18 October 18 - Telegraph Line from Quebec to London, Canada West, complete.
1880 October 18 Died - October 18 - Luc-Hyacinthe Masson, physician, businessman and politician (b.1811)
1899 October 18 October 18 - Henri Bourassa resigns from cabinet to protest Canada's intervention in the Boer War
1908 October 18 Born - October 18 - Alfred Henry Bence, politician and barrister (d.1977)
1918 October 18 Died - October 18 - Pierre-Évariste Leblanc, politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b.1853)
1918 October 18 The Prince Edward Viaduct opens.
1919 October 18 Born - October 18 - Pierre Trudeau, politician and 15th Prime Minister of Canada (d.2000)
1924 October 18 Born - October 18 - Buddy MacMaster, fiddle player
1930 October 18 Robert Burns Memorial unveiled on October 18.
1930 October 18 October 18 - Robert Burns Memorial (Montreal) unveiled
1932 October 18 Born - October 18 - Iona Campagnolo, politician, first female Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
1943 October 18 Died - October 18 - Albert Charles Saunders, jurist, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1874)
1952 October 18 Died - October 18 – Joseph-Mathias Tellier, politician (b.1861)
1977 October 18 Born - October 18 - Paul Stalteri, soccer player
1977 October 18 October 18 - Deliberations of the House of Commons are televised for the first time making Canada the first country to broadcast the complete proceedings of its national legislature.
1978 October 18 October 18 - Saskatchewan election: Allan Blakeney's NDP win a third consecutive majority
1982 October 18 Died - October 18 - John Robarts, lawyer, politician and 17th Premier of Ontario (b.1917)
2006 October 18 October 18 - MP Garth Turner is suspended from the Conservative caucus for criticizing Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his online blog
2008 October 18 Died - October 18 - Charley Fox, pilot credited with strafing Erwin Rommel's car (born 1920)
2009 October 18 October 18 - Gilles Taillon is chosen as the new leader of the Action démocratique du Québec.
2010 October 18 October 18 - The Alberta municipal elections, 2010 take place. The Calgary election is won by Naheed Nenshi, the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major Canadian city.
2010 October 18 October 18 - The home of a gay couple in Little Pond, Prince Edward Island is firebombed. Both men escaped the fire unharmed, but their home was destroyed. In late October and November, a series of rallies and fundraising concerts is held in both Little Pond and Charllottetown.
2011 October 18 Died - October 18 – Tommy Grant, 76, football player (Hamilton Tiger-Cats) (born 1935)
2012 October 18 October 18 – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission rejects BCE's bid to take over Astral Media, citing that the deal would have given the company too much market power.